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Anyone who has made an invention can apply for a patent.

Most patents describe serious inventions, which represent technological progress in the field concerned.

But not always. People patent some pretty weird and wacky ideas....
 
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Patent drawing: GB2328762 UK Patent Application No. GB2328762. An adults' version of the chocolate Advent calendar. It has 25 doors for each day leading up to Christmas. When opened, each door reveals a different condom, with different colours, flavours and styles for each day in December. Behind each door there is a picture of a new sexual position to try for the day. On Christmas Eve a Santa Claus condom is presented. This is red with a white rim and a white bobble on top.

More absurd patents

Patently Absurd! offers you more weird patents from the UK Patent Office.

You can also see an international selection of wacky patents.


A prolific British inventor

Arthur Paul Pedrick

Pedrick was an extremely active inventor in the 1960s and 1970s. Although he was granted patents on over a hundred inventions, the practicality of his patented ideas never seems to have troubled him.

Pedrick's work deserves a wider audience. Patently Absurd! lets you view numerous patents by Pedrick.

 


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Comments and Suggestions

Please send me your comments (and report any problems). I'm especially interested if you've found any absurd patents - let me know the country and number. Thanks!

Tim Jackson
patent@patentlyabsurd.org.uk


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Many thanks to Paul Foot, Mike Summers-Smith, Andrea Iles, Ross Cavill, Thomas Leclaire and the Yellow Sheet for suggesting patents.   Copyright 1998-2003 Tim Jackson
Last revised: 29 November 2003.

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